Guy Verhofstadt : “The problem is there is not enough Europe”Posted by in Steering group
I am more of the opinion of David Cameron. Two or three days ago he said something like: ‘Oh, the eurozone needs to solve its problems. We need a real union and real union of the eurozone. We need an economic union in the eurozone; we need a fiscal union in the eurozone; we need a political union in the eurozone!’ That is what David Cameron said. He is now the best of federalists – outside the eurozone, naturally! He stays outside, but he has a message to give us.
What is Barack Obama saying? ‘Oh, the Europeans have to solve their problems. They have to create a union.’ The problem is not Europe in this crisis, the problem is that there is not enough Europe – that is the real problem of the crisis today.
We shall only overcome that problem if we finally regain the courage to use the words and the message of Monnet and of Schuman, who worked for a real federal Europe. ‘Federal Europe’ is not a buzzword, Federal Europe is the solution.